Behaviour tips for dogs

Resource Guarding

It is never a good idea to go up to a dog and remove an item from them, as this can lead to stress and a defensive reaction. It is always best to offer your dog a trade if you need to remove an item from them. Grabbing something else that may be more valuable than what they have, and having them leave/drop the item they had for the one you have can help create a positive association with giving up items around you, in exchange for something better.